France -Agreement ends airport security strike -December 27, 2011

An agreement signed by unions has ended an eleven-day strike by security staff at the Paris Charles de Gaulle and Lyon Saint-Exupery airports. The presidents of four unions agreed a €1,000 annual bonus for employees, as well as the employer’s promise to assess and improve working conditions and an assurance of job security in the event of a change of service provider. Workers had demanded a wage increase of €200 per month as well as better working conditions. The CGT union has not yet signed the deal but has said it will consult its members.

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